2020 SCBWI Golden Kite Awards

The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators has announced the recipients of the 2020 Golden Kite and Sid Fleischman Awards. Here are the award winners:

YOUNG READER AND MIDDLE GRADE FICTION WINNER

The Bridge Home

The Bridge Home by Padma Venkatraman

YOUNG READER AND MIDDLE GRADE FICTION HONOR BOOK

Pie in the Sky

Pie in the Sky by Remy Lai

 

YOUNG ADULT FICTION WINNER

Lovely War

Lovely War by Julie Berry

YOUNG ADULT FICTION HONOR BOOK

With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo

 

NONFICTION FOR YOUNG READERS WINNER

Mario and the Hole in the Sky: How a Chemist Saved Our Planet by Elizabeth Rusch, illustrated by Teresa Martinez

NONFICTION FOR YOUNG READERS HONOR BOOK

Just Right: Searching for the Goldilocks Planet by Curtis Manley, illustrated by Jessica Lanan

 

NONFICTION FOR OLDER READERS WINNER

Torpedoed: The True Story of the World War II Sinking of “The Children’s Ship” by Deborah Heiligman

NONFICTION FOR OLDER READERS HONOR BOOK

The First Dinosaur: How Science Solved the Greatest Mystery on Earth by Ian Lendler, illustrated by C.M. Butzer

 

PICTURE BOOK ILLUSTRATION WINNER

Clever Little Witch

Clever Little Witch illustrated by Hyewon Yum, written by Muon Thi Van

PICTURE BOOK ILLUSTRATION HONOR BOOK

The Roots of Rap: 16 Bars on the 4 Pillars of Hip-Hop, illustrated by Frank Morrison, written by Carole Boston Weatherford

 

PICTURE BOOK TEXT WINNER

A Green Place to Be: The Creation of Central Park by Ashley Benham Yazdani

PICTURE BOOK TEXT HONOR BOOK

The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander, illustrated by Kadir Nelson

 

SID FLEISCHMAN HUMOR AWARD WINNER 

Pie in the Sky

Pie in the Sky by Remy Lai

 

2020 Rise: A Feminist Book Project

The Amelia Bloomer Project will now be known as Rise: A Feminist Book Project for ages 0-18. The project continues to be part of the Feminist Task Force and the Social Responsibilities Round Table of the American Library Association. Here are the Top Ten books chosen for 2020:

At the Mountain’s Base by Traci Sorell, Illustrated by Weshoyot Alvitre

A Boy Like You by Frank Murphy, Illustrated by Kayla Harren

Forward Me Back to You by Mitali Perkins

The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family by Ibtihaj Muhammad with S.K. Ali, Illustrated by Hatem Aly

Rise! From Caged Bird to Poet of the People, Maya Angelou by Bethany Hegedus, Illustrated by Tonya Engel

Shout by Laurie Halse Anderson

Surviving the City, Vol. 1 by Tasha Spillett and Natasha Donovan

Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All by Laura Ruby

We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mjia

What Do You Do With a Voice Like That? The Story of Extraordinary Congresswoman Barbara Jordan by Chris Barton, Illustrated by Ekua Holmes